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Reproductive organs grown in a lab

Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang, assistant professor at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, demonstrates the process used to engineer a vaginal organ. Zhang first selects a scaffold made of a biodegradable material. Zhang then coats one side of

Alibaba is primed for mega IPO

  The tech company behind the largest and most-anticipated IPO of the year doesn’t trace its roots to Silicon Valley, a Harvard dorm room or MIT lab. Alibaba was founded 15 years ago in the modest Hangzhou,

In celebration of 4/20: A tale of two cities

Editor’s note: Bruce Barcott is an award-winning science and environmental journalist based in Seattle who has written for Outside magazine, National Geographic and others. His forthcoming book on marijuana legalization will be published in 2015. Follow him

The car GM never wanted to build

General Motors never really wanted to build the Cobalt, and it showed. The Chevrolet Cobalt, the car at the center of the General Motors recall crisis, was a losing bet from the start. The automaker never really

Denying drugs for the dying

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Investors cheer India’s election

Indian markets are riding high as investors bet that an election and new administration will cure some of the country’s economic ills. Mumbai’s benchmark Sensex index has trounced its Asian peers in recent months, hitting a record

5 myths about the ER, debunked

Editor’s note: Dr. Anwar Osborne is an emergency room physician and a public voices fellow at the OpEd Project at Emory University. (CNN) — The hospital emergency room is the front door of the health care system.

Obama honors LBJ’s ‘Great Society’ legacy

Austin, Texas (CNN) — Honoring the legacy of a former president he’s barely mentioned previously, President Barack Obama on Thursday cast Lyndon B. Johnson’s push to end legal segregation as a factor in his own ascension to

Good earnings could turn around markets

The Nasdaq took a dive last week amidst a broad market selloff. Can earnings save the day? That’s the question on investors’ minds heading into this week, as corporate earnings results from the first quarter get into

Heartbleed bug affects gadgets everywhere

The Heartbleed Internet bug affects a lot of the gear we all use at work. Fixing it all will be a herculean task. The Internet bug Heartbleed doesn’t just affect websites. It also has shown up in